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An English-Irish Pop boy band based out of London.
Fans of Brit boy band One Direction took to Twitter in panic that the group's single "Best Song Ever" was going to be purged from the Internet due to a lawsuit from some old codger named Pete Townshend, for ripping off some band they'd never heard of called The Who.
While "Best Song Ever" does seem to clearly lift the iconic opening guitar chords from "Baba O'Riley," the rest of the song is totally different, and band said the lift was done as a tribute. Townshend took it in good humor, saying he liked the song and had no trouble with it.
Another "homage" to classic rock by One Direction, "Live While We're Young" steals the iconic opening chords to The Clash's classic "Should I Stay Or Should I Go." Like the band's earlier pilfering of "Baba O'Riley," it serves to draw the ear of older listeners while not being extensive enough to merit a Plagiarism claim.